Converted house, Loch Katrine, Stirling, £650,000
Where In Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park, at the southern border of the Highlands. The property is 30 miles from Stirling and the drive to Glasgow airport takes one hour and 15 minutes.
What A six-bedroom property in a converted country house that can be used as a family home or as a holiday letting business. There are four bathrooms, a games room, gardens and a wooded area.
Why The house, which sits at an elevated position on the banks of Loch Katrine, has views across the water from its large bay windows and a balcony in one of the bedrooms. There are also steps leading from the property directly down to the loch.
House, Isle of Skye, £475,000
Where In a small settlement 26 miles east of Portree, Skye’s main town. The Skye Bridge, which connects the island to the mainland, is just over one hour’s drive away. From here, it takes a further two hours to drive to Inverness airport.
What A barnlike house overlooking Loch Dunvegan, with two bedrooms and one bathroom. The seating area in the open-plan kitchen, dining and living room is centred around a wood-burning stove.
Why The house was designed by Dualchas Architects, which specialises in remote sites in the Highlands. The structure is based on the traditional West Highland blackhouse, while the simple interior is in a Scandinavian Modernist style.
Who The Modern House
Estate, Pitlochry, Perth and Kinross, £1.2mn
Where In a small town along the River Tummel and just below the Cairngorms National Park.
What A three-bedroom house, a two-bedroom cottage and a one-bedroom bothy. Renovated in 1992, the main house retains traditional features such as a cart arch window and exposed internal stone walls.
Why All three buildings have views over the Tummel Valley. The cottage and bothy can operate as holiday accommodation, with planning consent and business rates relief.
Who Bell Ingram
Estate, Isle of Skye, £900,000
Where In a tiny crofting hamlet on one of Skye’s northern tips, looking out over Loch Snizort and the islands of Harris and Lewis.
What A main house, a traditional blackhouse and a newly built, metal-clad bothy. Each building has its own kitchen and bathroom and there are four bedrooms and three full bathrooms in total.
Why In summer, pods of dolphins and porpoises can be seen in the lock from the house, and the area is known for glimpses of the Northern Lights and the Milky Way at night.
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